Chapter 6. The application: RÃ©sumÃ©s and cover letters
This chapter covers
- Writing a compelling rÃ©sumÃ© and cover letter
- Tailoring your application to each position
Youâve got a list of open jobs youâre interested in; now itâs time to let the employers know you exist! Pretty much every job will require you to submit a rÃ©sumÃ©: a glorified list of your skills and experience. Most jobs also ask for a cover letter: a one-page letter describing why you should be considered for the job. It would be easy to jot down your previous jobs quickly and write a boilerplate letter saying that youâre interested in the company, but in this situation, ...
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